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Maras in 40 % of Honduras.

 

America security News.- Members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) gangs agreed to a truce on May 28 at the San Pedro Sula prison in Honduras. (Photo Credit Leonel Cruz/AFP)

America security News.- Members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) gangs agreed to a truce on May 28 at the San Pedro Sula prison in Honduras. (Photo Credit Leonel Cruz/AFP)

Honduran gangs have expanded in the last decade and are now in 40 percent of the Central American country’s territory, with gang members increasingly targeting people in the middle class, an official said Wednesday.

Special prosecutor for common crime Kenia Reconco said gangs first began extorting money and killing residents of the working class neighborhoods where the gang members lived but as they grew they began targeting the middle class. READ MORE HERE.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/31/3534992/official-gangs-in-40-percent-of.html#storylink=cpy